Time To Fast

Continuing with the scripture in Matthew 9:15: "And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bride-chamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then they shall fast."

Here Jesus is saying that this standard of holiness is something you can put on and take off. There is nothing wrong with it -- just do not put me under it right now. I will do it at the right time. I will FAST when it is time to FAST and I will FEAST when it is time to FEAST.

There was another gospel given between law and grace to help bridge the gap.

When God sent His Son Jesus Christ to lead humanity into the freedom, grace, liberty, light, and love of the gospel -- the cultural shock was too great! The people just could not stand the freedom. After being led by the law for hundreds of years they could not adjust to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

So God gave another gospel to bridge the gap between law and grace -- the gospel of the CIRCUMCISION.

He gave the gospel of the circumcision to Peter. That was a mixture of the law of Moses with the grace of Jesus Christ. Peter took that gospel to the Jews, who then believed on Jesus Christ. They served a mixed up religion.

God gave the gospel of the uncircumcision to Paul to take to the world. This gospel did not include the laws of Moses -- just the grace of Jesus Christ.

Do not mix them up!

God also gave the law to Moses, but read what He said about it! "Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgments whereby they should not live" (Ezekiel 20:25). That is the way it is translated in the King James. Now read the way the New American Standard Bible translates it: "And I also gave them statutes that were not good and ordinances by which they could not live" (Ezekiel 20:25).

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CHURCH LAWS

HOW CHURCH LAWS ARE MADE

Some standards of holiness are made like this: We know of a lady who loved to read magazines. Not the trashy kind but the good kind. They were the high-class, high quality magazines. She got so involved that she lost herself in the stories, and there were times when her children came home for lunch and there was no lunch there. Sometimes when her husband came home there was no dinner either. The house fell apart because she was all tied up with good magazines. She identified those magazines as sin in her life. They took her away from her home, her family, and her Bible and her God.

What is wrong with a good magazine? Not a thing. But they were sin to her.

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